Scandal Reschedules North American Tour Dates; Announces First Ever Livestream Event

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J-pop band Scandal has rescheduled the North American leg of its “Kiss From The Darkness” tour.

The band’s rescheduled dates push the North American leg of its tour to 2021, with the tour scheduled to launch Nov. 11, 2021 in Toronto and to run through Nov. 21 in Atlanta, GA.  Also featured in the rescheduled run is a newly added performance on Nov. 13, 2021 in New York City.

The previous and new North American dates are noted below.


“Kiss From The Darkness” North American WORLD TOUR

Canceled 2020 dates:

Sep. 17 Anaheim, CA- HOB

Sep. 19 Dallas, TX – Canton Hall

Sep 21 Atlanta, GA -The Masquerade

Sep. 23 Toronto, ON – Queen Elizabeth


11/11 (Thu): Queen Elizabeth Hall / Toronto Buy Tickets

11/13 (Sat): Sony Hall / New York (New additional show!) Buy Tickets

11/17 (Wed): House of Blues / Anaheim Buy Tickets

11/19 (Fri): Canton Hall / Dallas Buy Tickets

11/21 (Sun): The Masquerade / Atlanta Buy Tickets


The band expressed regret at having to reschedule the tour in a prepared statement.

“We are very saddened by the fact that our World Tour that was supposed to take place this year has been postponed,” the statement reads. “However, we are very excited about our first worldwide livestream concert! Our tour was going to visit more than 30 cities in the world, so we are working very hard to put all of our energy and passion into this one night, so that we can bring you the very best of SCANDAL!! Even though the concept of a livestream concert is very new to us, seeing and hearing all of your positive comments, like “Everyone is in the first row!” or “Venue capacities are unlimited!” is so uplifting. We can’t wait to make some great memories with our fans from all over the world on August 21st!”

The noted livestream concert, which celebrates the group’s 14th anniversary together,  is scheduled to take place at 6 a.m. ET on Aug. 21.  It is the band’s first ever livestream event.

Tickets for the event are $30 each.  They are available here.

The band’s rescheduled live dates are in support of its latest album Kiss From The Darkness.  The album’s latest single ‘Spice’ is available to stream here.

More information on Scandal’s rescheduled live dates and upcoming livestream is available along with all of the group’s latest news at:






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ESPN Announces Details For Annual Sprint NBA All-Star Celebrity Game

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Courtesy: ESPN

ESPN has officially announced that it will broadcast the 2014 edition of the Sprint NBA All-Star Celebrity Game.

The annual celebrity basketball game is scheduled to be broadcast February 14th at 7pm ET.  It will be broadcast live from the New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, LA.  This year’s broadcast marks the tenth anniversary of ESPN’s broadcast of the game. Fans can also catch the game online via WatchESPN. Veteran play-by-play man Mark Jones will have the call.  He will be joined by analyst Jon Barry and reporters Stuart Scott and Chris Broussard.

This year’s broadcast marks the first time that ESPN NBA Countdown analysts Jalen Rose and Bill Simmons will serve as coaches for the celebrity game.  Mike & Mike hosts Mike Golic and Mike Greenberg will play in the celebrity matchup for the first time ever, too.  And before the game, Mike and Mike will host their show live on-site from the Hyatt Regency hotel in New Orleans.  Fellow ESPN personalities including SportsCenter anchor Stan Verrett and three-time NBA Champion and ESPN NBA analyst Bruce Bowen will also be part of the game.

This year’s Sprint NBA All-Star Celebrity Game is part of the NBA All-Star Jam Session.  It will feature stars from across the sports and entertainment world.  Two-time MVP Kevin Hart and America’s Got Talent host Nick Cannon will take part in this year’s game.  They will be joined by a number of other celebrities including: Jesse Williams (Grey’s Anatomy), Columbus Short (Scandal), Michael B. Jordan (That Awkward Moment), Erin Heatherton (Victoria’s Secret model, philanthropist, actress), U.S Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, E! News anchor Terrence Jenkins, Kristin Ledlow (Co-host of NBA TV’s NBA Inside Stuff), and WNBA stars Skylar Diggins (Tulsa Shock) and Elena Delle Donne (Chicago Sky).  More information on this year’s Sprint NBA All-Star Celebrity Game is available online at  More information on all of ESPN’s NBA coverage is available online at and  To keep up with the latest sports and entertainment news and reviews, go online to and “Like” it.  Fans can always keep up with the latest sports and entertainment news and reviews in the Phil’s Picks blog at